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Concerted efforts need of the hour

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Leading voices of agriculture sector offer solutions to farmers' woes The participants at the third meeting...

Leading voices of agriculture sector offer solutions to farmers' woes

The participants at the third meeting of the Rythu Rakshana Vedika (RVV), initiated by HMTV and THE HANS?INDIA and held in Hyderabad on Thursday, made several valuable suggestions on what efforts should be made in solving the problems faced by agriculture sector and farmers. The solutions ranged from making governments change their pro-multinational policies to providing necessary inputs to farmers, expansion of extension services, increasing output, helping farmers in getting remunerative prices, proper and speedy payment of ex-gratia to kin of those who committed suicides or got electrocuted.

Rythu Vedika discusses issues threadbare

Hyderabad : Rythu Rakshana Vedika discussed several key issues pertaining to problems faced by agriculture and farmers in the state in its third meeting held here on Thursday. Participants expressed their views on formation of executive committee besides recommending names to be included in the state panel. Likewise they voiced opinion on different subjects like seeds, fertilizers, insecticides, farm mechanization, marketing policy, employment guarantee scheme, special economic zones (SEZs), government and private loans, electricity policy, agriculture policy, coordination between agriculture department and research studies that were proposed to be included in the manifesto draft of the Vedika.

Fixing deadlines for formation of regional and state committees, setting up an office for Rythu Rakshana Vedika, mobilization of funds- expenditure, involving different media organizations in this initiative and launching of Dasha-Disha programme on agricultural crisis beginning from Adilabad on June 16 were also included on the agenda. However due to time constraint, issues like mobilization of funds and inviting different media groups to the campaign were postponed to the next meeting.

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